There have been a recent wave of new VuFind instances going live (or public beta): National Library of Ireland, University of Michigan, Wake Forest, Colorado State, York University, London School of Economics, University of Georgia, and more... Great work everyone!
On December 8th, Villanova University was amongst 10 other finalist for the 3rd annual Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration award for the development of VuFind. The award was delivered at the annual CNI Taskforce Meeting in Washington DC. Read the press release for more information: http://matc.mellon.org/press-release and here is a photo of the Villanova team with Vint Cerf: http://rit.mellon.org/MATC2008/slides/IMG_2429.html
The first release candidate of the VuFind 1.0 release is now available. This is only a release candidate in preparation of the official 1.0 release. Please take note of the new issue tracking software powered by JIRA http://vufind.org/jira
Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University launched their implementation of VuFind.
You can have a look at: http://library.villanova.edu/Find
PALINET interviews Andrew and Chris on the development of VuFind. Listen to the podcast at:
The NLA has gone into production with VuFind and replaced their existing OPAC. Congrats to the NLA Team! Visit their site: http://catalogue.nla.gov.au
We are proud to announce the release of VuFind 0.8.
This release is a much anticipated release due to the refactoring of the index structure. We have a new import tool that will import MARC records much faster. See the documentation for details.
We are proud to announce the release of VuFind 0.7. This release is chock full of enhancements and new features. There are no major backend changes so an upgrade should be very easy.
Come see VuFind in action in our home town of Philadelphia at the ALA Midwinter Conference in January. We will be sharing booth #318 with PALINET during the Exhibition. We will also be hosting a session on Saturday, January 12th at 10:30am. We hope you will come and see us!
Chris and Andrew of the VuFind development team will be presenting at 2 conferences in October. The first presentation will be at the Palinet 2007 Conference in Baltimore on October 29. The second presentation will be at the ExLibris User Group Meeting on October 30 at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ just outside of Trenton. We hope to see you there!
Marshall Breeding reports on VuFind in the September 2007 issue of ALA TechSource's Smart Libraries Newsletter. It's great to see Open Source initiatives - especially VuFind - profiled on the front page!
The latest version of VuFind has been released - version 0.6. I hope you will enjoy this one, there have been some nice new enhancements and plenty of bug fixes.
Roy Tennant, now with OCLC, has blogged a fantastic review of VuFind. http://www.libraryjournal.com/blog/1090000309/post/1050012105.html
Villanova University announces VuFind, a next generation library catalog, is now freely available as Open Source software.